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On April 29, 2014, AHS declared a measles outbreak in the Calgary, Central and Edmonton Zones of Alberta Health Services (AHS). Effective June 12, 2014, this measles outbreak has been declared over in the Calgary and Central Zones of AHS. Effective July 4, 2014, this outbreak has been declared over in the Edmonton Zone of AHS. 

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Number of Confirmed Measles Cases

North Zone

Public Service Announcements

Health Advisories

Immunization Information

Measles vaccine is available, by appointment, at all Community Health Centres/Public Health Offices in North Zone. To book an appointment, please call your local Community Health Centre/Public Health Office. 

 

Edmonton Zone

Public Service Announcements

Health Advisories

Immunization Information

  • Measles vaccine is available, by appointment, at all Community Health Centres/Public Health Offices in Edmonton Zone. To book an appointment, please call Health Link Alberta.  
Central Zone

Public Service Announcement

Health Advisories

Immunization Information

Measles vaccine is available through AHS Public Health Offices and Community Health Centres, by appointment. Please call your local Public Health Office or Community Health Centre to book appointment.

 

Calgary Zone
South Zone

Public Service Announcements

Health Advisories

  • There are no measles related health advisories for South Zone.

Immunization Information

Measles vaccine is available through AHS Public Health Offices and Community Health Centres, by appointment. Please call your local Public Health Office or Community Health Centre to book appointment.

 

Information for Health Professionals

Frequently Asked Questions

Measles Immunization Recommendations

AHS continues to advise all Albertans to ensure they are up to date on their immunizations, including measles vaccine.

Measles vaccine is available, free of charge, through Alberta’s publicly-funded immunization program:

  • All Albertans born in or after 1970 require two documented doses of measles vaccine, to be protected.
  • Children in Alberta are recommended to receive these two doses of measles vaccine, administered at 12 months of age and between four and six years of age.
  • Additionally, Alberta children age four and older who are attending daycares/dayhomes and schools, and who have not yet received their second dose of measles vaccine, are recommended to receive this second dose as soon as possible. By ensuring children who attend daycares/dayhomes and schools receive this second dose as close to the age of four as possible, the ongoing risk of these children being excluded from these facilities if exposed to measles is greatly reduced.
  • Health care workers, regardless of year of birth, who are not immune to measles.
  • Infants six months of age to less than 12 months of age who are living in or travelling to the Edmonton Zone of AHS, or travelling to any out-of-province destinations in which measles outbreaks are ongoing, are still eligible to receive an additional early dose of measles vaccine, at this time.
  • Infants who receive an additional early dose of measles vaccine due to outbreak must still receive both routinely recommended doses of measles vaccine (at 12 months of age and between four and six years of age) to be protected against measles.
  • NOTE: Individuals who have already received two doses of measles vaccine do not need any additional doses of measles vaccine, as these two doses have already provided these individuals with required protection against measles.